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Marianna Uutinen

Marianna Uutinen’s approach to painting draws its vitality from the gesture of her brushstrokes and the hybrid mix of materials. Using her signature technique, Uutinen fuses together thick layers of acrylic paint, building up a skin-like structure, which is then draped across the surface of a traditional canvas. Each overlaying gesture negates, blends and reveals the accumulation of her actions. The act of painting and the paint itself become entangled in their own reflexivity with ecstatic and hauntingly visceral results.

Marianna Uutinen (b. 1961, Finland) lives and works in Berlin. Uutinen has exhibited at numerous institutions throughout Europe including Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen; the Moderna Museet, Malmö; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz; Malmö Konsthall; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. In 1997 Uutinen represented Finland at the Venice Biennale.

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Publications

Marianna Uutinen, Ytimestä / Coring, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2007

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Bathroom Stories, 2018, Acrylic paint and glitter on canvas, 200 x 300 cm

Bathroom Stories, 2018, Acrylic paint and glitter on canvas, 200 x 300 cm

Cocky, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Cocky, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Black Sun, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

Black Sun, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

Torso, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

Torso, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

Crazy, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Crazy, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, acrylic on canvas, 215 x 175 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, acrylic on canvas, 215 x 175 cm

Untitled (Flieder), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Untitled (Flieder), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 300 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 300 cm

Marianna Uutinen, Biennale Arte Dolomiti, 2018. 
 

Marianna Uutinen, Biennale Arte Dolomiti, 2018.
 

Marianna Uutinen, Wait Light, Kunst-Station und Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 2017/2018. 
©Janina Snatzke

Marianna Uutinen, Wait Light, Kunst-Station und Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 2017/2018.
©Janina Snatzke

Marianna Uutinen, Wait Light, Kunst-Station und Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 2017/2018. 
©Janina Snatzke

Marianna Uutinen, Wait Light, Kunst-Station und Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 2017/2018.
©Janina Snatzke

Night on Earth II , 2015, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 230 x 255 cm

Night on Earth II, 2015, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 230 x 255 cm

Retrodate, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 225 x 250 cm

Retrodate, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 225 x 250 cm

Sex Diaries , 2014, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 220 cm

Sex Diaries, 2014, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 220 cm

String , 2013, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 130 cm

String, 2013, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 130 cm

M Butterfly, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 240 x 200 cm

M Butterfly, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 240 x 200 cm

Marianna Uutinen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Roman März

Marianna Uutinen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Roman März

Inside of the Out , 1994, from the series Feelings, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 204 x 170 cm

Inside of the Out, 1994, from the series Feelings, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 204 x 170 cm

Naturally Artificial, The Venice Biennale, The Nordic Pavilion, Venice, Italy, 1997

Naturally Artificial, The Venice Biennale, The Nordic Pavilion, Venice, Italy, 1997